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Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki
1933 - 2010
Poland
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H.M. Górecki
Henryk Górecki (06/12/1933 - 12/11/2010), a Polish composer, Czernica.
Good night
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1990
Musical form:song
In memory of:Michael Vyner
Label(s):Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79362-2
Telarc CD 80417
Good Night, Requiem for soprano, flute, 3 tam-tams and piano, opus 63, a requiem song.
Michael Vyner (1943 - 20/10/1989) was an English arts administrator. Formerly employed by the music publishers Schott Music, he became Musical Director of the London Sinfonietta in 1972. He continued in this role until his death in 1989. Vyner's death occasioned a range of musical tributes from some of the major composers of the day, including Hans Werner Henze (Requiem), Toru Takemitsu (Litany - In Memory of Michael Vyner and My way of Life - In Memory of Michael Vyner -), Peter Maxwell Davies (Threnody on a Plainsong for Michael Vyner) and Henryk Górecki (Good Night, In Memoriam Michael Vyner). In 1990 The Michael Vyner Trust was established to assist young composers and commission new works.
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Michael Vyner
(dedicatee)